Reading, MA -– Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) recently gave $5,000 to the Lawrence Partnership, continuing its ongoing support for the organization and its endeavors. The partnership’s work is comprised of activities which bring together partners across sectors to break down barriers that constrain business growth and employment opportunities for the residents of Lawrence. Lawrence Partnership brings investment capital and expert mentoring to new and small businesses that traditionally have difficulty accessing both. They work with large organizations, in various capacities, to create lasting employment opportunities and upward mobility for citizens, serving as an advocate and voice for the City of Lawrence by communicating successes and milestones to those in surrounding communities.
“The Bank is proud to contribute to the multifaceted work of the Lawrence Partnership,” said Julie Thurlow, President & CEO at RCB. “We’re more than happy to align ourselves with a group that aims to accelerate economic development by investing in the people and future of this diverse and historic mill city.”
For more information on the Lawrence Partnership and their multiyear initiatives, please visit https://www.lawrencepartnership.org/.
About Reading Cooperative Bank:
Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) is a depositor owned co-operative which was founded in 1886 to provide home ownership opportunities to the working class of Reading. Since then, the bank has grown its market and products to meet all the financial needs of residents and businesses in its market and nearby communities. RCB has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.
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